About February 6

February 6, 2021 is the 37th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 6 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 6

  • 1649
    The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
  • 1806
    Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1817
    The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
  • 1843
    The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1914
    30 000 Swedish peasants from all over the country, who have travelled to Stockholm, carry out a huge protest march, which will be known as Bondetåget, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm, to show their support for King Gustaf V and his attempts to exercise personal power as a monarch. In the court yard, the king holds the so-called Court yard speech (Swedish Borggårdstalet, which crown prince Gustaf Adolf recites outside the castle to those, who do not get room at the court yard), where the king puts forth his opinion about the Swedish armed defence propagating that it should be strong, contrary to the official policy of Swedish prime minister Karl Staaff and his government of disarmament. This triggers a political crisis (the so-called Courtyard Crisis; Swedish Borggårdskrisen) and despite the fact that 50 000 workers two days later carry out a counter demonstration (the so-called Workers’ march), supporting the government, Karl Staaff is forced to resign on February 17. This is the last time the Swedish monarch tries to exercise any political power and from now on, the Swedish monarchs accept parliamentarism and abstain from claiming any political powers, even if they are not formally abolished until 1975, when the new Swedish instrument of government comes into effect.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1933
    The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
  • 1934
    Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1951
    The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
  • 1951
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1959
    At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1959
    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1978
    The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
  • 1981
    The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
  • 1987
    Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
  • 1989
    The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

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